Erickson Lubin feels ready to conquer dangerous Dominican Jeison Rosario in their make or break, WBC super-welterweight title final eliminator at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta this Saturday.
Former US amateur star Lubin (23-1, 16 KOs) has regrouped since a devastating, opening round loss to the division’s number one Jermell Charlo in October 2017 to work his way back to the top of the weight class.
But former WBA Super and IBF title holder Rosario (20-2-1, 14 KOs) presents a stern test on paper and will show just how far Lubin has come in his career rebuild.
“Me and Jeison Rosario, we’re both hungry. I just think I want it more and my preparation is going to speak for itself and the fans can only expect fireworks and the best of me,” said Orlando southpaw Lubin, ahead of his appearance on Showtime PPV on the Gervonta Davis vs Mario Barrios undercard.
“Everything is clicking on all cylinders right now. I feel I’m ready to fight. I’ve been ready to fight weeks ago. Everything is going to show on Saturday night. I’ve seen him fight against Charlo and others – I’ve seen enough. I know what I have to do to get him out of there. I’m a competitor and want to give the fans the best show.
“My loss [to Charlo] affected me and motivated me big time. I know my abilities and I know what I’m capable of, so I just went back to the drawing board and took it all in. I understood how serious this sport is, and how unforgiving this sport is. So I knew I had to go out there and do things different to take my career to another level. That’s what I did.”
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